Ways to Give to UBC Science

There are many ways to support UBC Science. For more information about ways to give, or to discuss an opportunity or program you'd like to help establish, please contact the UBC Science development team at giving@science.ubc.ca or 604.822.3404.

Give Online

You may donate online with your credit card via UBC's secure Online Gift Centre. You can sign up for a monthly giving program, make a one-time gift, or pay an existing pledge online. For security reasons, we cannot accept credit card information via email or fax. Please contact us if you are experiencing difficulties prior to sending your banking information.

Gifts by Cheque

UBC welcomes gifts by cheque of any value or currency. If you choose to donate by cheque, you’ll receive a donation receipt for the full amount of your gift. All gifts should include the project name in the memo portion of the cheque or be accompanied by a note indicating the area/project your donation is intended to support. Mail cheques to:

Faculty of Science Development Office

2178-2207 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

For security reasons please do not mail cash or credit card numbers. Credit card donations may be made by calling 604.822.3404.

Payroll Deduction for UBC Faculty and Staff

UBC faculty and staff members may choose to make a monthly payroll contribution. Payroll contributions are an easy way to help UBC Science students, researchers and programs. Ongoing payroll contributions are noted on your T4 at the end of the year for income tax purposes. To set up a payroll deduction, fill out our online form or fill out the printable gift form and mail it to us at the address above.

Gifts of Securities

UBC accepts donations of securities or shares. Publicly traded securities include shares, bonds and mutual funds. Donating publicly traded securities directly to UBC--rather than donating the cash proceeds from their sale--creates substantial tax savings. In addition, donating your securities or shares can provide immediate assistance to the Faculty of Science while being part of a planned giving strategy. In the May 2, 2006 federal budget, the government eliminated the capital gains tax on donations of securities or shares. This means even more tax savings for donors. UBC can accept both electronic and certificate shares, as well as gifts of publicly traded options. If you choose this gift type, you will receive a donation receipt for the value of the gift. To donate securities or shares, please contact us at giving@science.ubc.ca or 604.822.3404.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are charitable donations that are deferred into the future or to the time of one’s passing. Planned gifts give back, allowing you to take advantage of sizeable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on your taxes. Planned gifts have unique tax implications and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure your best interests are considered when creating a planned gift. The following are examples of planned giving opportunities:

  • Charitable remainder trusts 
  • Bequests and wills
  • Insurance policies
  • Gift plus annuity plans 
  • Gifts of residual interests
  • Gifts of RRIFs and RRSPs


A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation. Gifts-in-kind includes items such as personal effects, artwork and real estate. The UBC Science may accept a gift-in-kind as a charitable donation if the item is consistent with the University’s mission, goals, priorities and strategic plan. Tax receipts for the fair market price are issued after the gift has been appraised.

International Gifts

UBC has established international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. These foundations help non-residents of Canada support UBC Science, while maximizing tax benefits in the donor’s country of residence. Gifts made to UBC foundations flow directly to the university and are used exactly as directed. No administration fees of any kind are deducted from your charitable gift. For more information about contributing to one of UBC's international charitable foundations, contact us at giving@science.ubc.ca or 604.822.3404.

Other Giving Methods

Please us to discuss other giving methods including: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Employer matching gifts Memorial and honour gifts We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please reach us at at giving@science.ubc.ca or 604.822.3404.